[GERMANY.THUERINGEN 30317] Next to his birth house in Eisenach stands a sculpture of J.S. Bach, dating from 1884. Photo Mick Palarczyk.
[GERMANY.THUERINGEN 30318] Next to his birth house in Eisenach stands a monument to J.S. Bach, dating from 1884. This relief shows Saint Cecilia, patroness of musicians. Photo Mick Palarczyk.
[GERMANY.THUERINGEN 30319] The Georgenkirche in Eisenach is a Late Gothic church on the marketplace. Martin Luther was a choir boy at the Georgenkirche while he lived in Eisenach (1498-1501) and later preached here in 1521 on his journey to and from the imperial parliament in Worms. The church became Protestant and adaptations were accordingly made to the building, most notably the addition of tiered galleries. J.S. Bach was baptized at St. George's on March 23, 1685, and several members of the musically-gifted Bach family were organists here. Photo Mick Palarczyk.